Congregation Bnai Tikvah

Congregation Bnai Tikvah

1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Phone: 847-945-0470 |


Felicia Lev

Executive Director

Felicia Lev has been B’nai Tikvah’s Executive Director since July 2013. Felicia began career at the synagogue in 1997 as Education Director. Her commitment to Jewish education has been demonstrated by her commitment to the Religious School families.

Felicia graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in Special Education and Roosevelt University with A MA in Guidance and Counseling.

Felicia’s responsibilities include directing all synagogue administration, coordinating the use of the synagogue’s facility, managing day-to-day affairs and being available to assist all congregants in any aspect required and the synagogue’s budget.

Felicia considers B’nai Tikvah her second home and is thrilled to see young adults who grew up at the synagogue returning with their families.


Ariana Hershon

Youth Director

Ariana moved to Chicago and joined the B’nai Tikvah community in August 2015. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2015 with a BA in Political Science focusing in Middle Eastern studies. She also has a minor in Resource Economics. Ariana spent her junior year abroad at the University of Haifa in Israel.

She was born and raised in central Massachusetts, and attended Camp Young Judaea in New Hampshire for many summers. She is also an alumna of the Diller Teen Fellows program. Ariana is a veteran staff member at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.


Administrative Staff

Anita Lurie- Rabbi’s Assistant                         

Lisa Aragon- Bookkeeper                                  

Irit Talor- Synagogue Secretary                     

Sue Brin- Religious School Secretary            

James Leslie- Maintenance Manager


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